Mission and History
Our Mission
The Virtual Math Learning Center (VMLC) is an online resource developed primarily for students at Texas A&M University. Our main objective is to provide a platform where students will find high-quality content supporting their math and statistics needs, ranging from study guides for self-paced learning to course-specific information, handouts and video libraries.
Our History
The design and implementation of the VMLC is the result of a multi-year, collaborative process that involved TAMU faculty members, undergraduate students, and staff from many colleges and departments across campus. The original concept, framework, and design of the VMLC were supported by a Tier One Program (TOP) grant funded by the Offices of the TAMU Provost and the Dean of Faculties.
The faculty members leading the ideation and design of the VMLC are Paulo Lima-Filho (Math), Rick Furuta (Computer Science and Computer Engineering), Ben Lynch (Math), Mike Pilant (Math), Jennifer Whitfield (Math), and Ben Wu (Ecology and Conservation Biology).
This project also relied on the technical contributions of student worker Pape Sow-Traore (fight’n Texas Aggie class of 2019) and Henrik Schmiediche (Director of IT for the College of Science), as well as the coordination of Fernando Chavarria (TAMU Math Learning Center) and Anna Williams (TAMU Math Learning Center).
The web site design and implementation were done by the Kentico Team from the Provost’s IT Office (PITO). We must acknowledge the tremendous effort and dedication of Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Vismita Dongaonkar, Zachary Ligenza and Sean Shields who brought this project to fruition.
Finally, this would not be possible at all without the creativity and content expertise of the TAMU Department of Mathematics and their talented faculty. The dedication and commitment of the faculty and the development of new technologies is what inspired this project. The invaluable videos and handouts created and shared by the faculty in the Department of Mathematics, along with the continued commitment of the Math Learning Center, will help transform the mathematics education at Texas A&M University.
The following faculty members are the pioneers and main content contributors to our inaugural pages:
- Amy Austin
- Elizabeth Arnold
- David Manuel
- JD Kim
- Ali Foran
- Rick Lynch
- Robert Rahm
- Justin Cantu
- Kris Watkins
- Jennifer Whitfield
The following undergraduate students contributed to the production of current content and development of new content:
- Doan Nguyen
- Elena Welch
- Hailey Havourd
- Rachel Carlson
- ShaNisaa-Assata RaSun
- Cesar Metlich-Gramillo
- Isabella Arpero
- Delanie Davis